In this video, 3-time USA beach Olympian Holly McPeak explains the go-low setting process while a demonstration is given by Katrina Kernochan, a graduating senior at Mira Costa High in California who recently won the Southern California high school pairs beach title with another of Holly’s regular workout students, Skylar Caputo. Next year, Kernochan will play beach for the University of Southern California and Caputo will play for Pepperdine.
With just 2 people covering the court, beach volleyball has a lot of scramble plays that require players to control the ball while running or diving. When setting a ball that's falling quickly to the sand, it's important to get your body as low as possible. This gives you more time to make a good contact and a better chance to deliver a quality up-and-down set to your partner.